Interview with Christopher Giroux
Interview by: Roxy Lee GG|
Hey Geeks and Geekettes, it is I Roxy Lee back again for another awesome interview! This time I got to sit down with a young and super talented up and coming director Christopher Giroux. Chris has already established himself within the industry within various other entertainment roles but the film "Dead All Night" (pictured here) will mark his directorial debut and it is already getting some amazing buzz! I got the chance to be both a makeup artist with Alexandria Townshend, and an extra in the film and I had a blast. It is an epic and bloody action paced film that will leave you on the edge of your seat!
Dead all Night is the tale of a not to distance future, where an evil-warlord known only as The Veteran has built a chip to launch nuclear weapons to end the world as we know it. The Government must send in a ex special forces solider now death row inmate, to retrieve the device. Written, directed and produced by Christopher Giroux, co-produced by Brad McMillan, cinematography by Chad Archibald and art direction by Beth Mcleod: DEAD ALL NIGHT is an 80’s action throw-back in the vein of “Escape From New York”, “Road Warrior” and “The Warriors’ when action was ACTION!
DEAD ALL NIGHT stars Ryan Barrett (pictured), Kyle Williams (pictured), John Cross, Matthew Spencer, Mikelle Virey and introducing Jennifer Chareunvong.
Christopher G. Giroux started in production at a young age in his hometown of Burlington, Ontario. As the founder and owner of Red and White Productions, he has also produced and directed numerous commercials for Hyundai along with various cooperate and training videos for Famous Players and other companies. Christopher’s small business took a great turn in 2005 when he was spotlighted in numerous publications such as The Toronto Star, CP24 and others, even being asked to teach a class at Sprockets: The Toronto International Film Festival for Children.
Christopher then joined the world of freelance and was the camera operator for two back-to-back B-Style horror comedy films before heading on the road as a Technical Director for various Canadian and United States-based live event companies.
In 2008 Christopher returned to the GTA to attend Sheridan College's post-graduate program in Advanced TV and Film, studying both producing and camera/lighting. There he produced a series of shorts on multi-formats entitled “Stray”, “Steal a Car”, “A Ghostly Affair”, “The Sickness” and “Nerd Wars”, as well as working as line producer for Season 2 of Global's In the Can with JR Digs, featuring Juno-nominated host JR Digs.
In 2010 Christopher once again returned to his roots in the GTA, now both producing and working on the technical aspect of various projects. He has since worked on Disney’s My Babysitter Is a Vampire, CTV’s The Listener, Showcase’s Lost Girl and CTV’s Flashpoint, along with numerous shorts at the Canadian Film Centre. In the Winter of 2011 Christopher teamed up with Chad Archibald and Cody to produced videos for Roadrunner Records for Canada’s own Theory of a Deadman and heavy metal band Megadeth. In the spring of 2012 Giroux joined pop-star Shawn Desmond on the road for his MOVE tour in southern Ontario. Along with being on the road he has been production manger key grip on three movies for Foresight Features, and has a new produced short“No One Will Notice” premiering winter. Along side producing and production management Christopher has also worked as a gaffer for the CFC for such projects as “Colin’s Funeral”, “Frost” and “Cracker Factory” Christopher is now pitching other projects along side his directing debut “Dead All Night”and is co-producing a feature film this Jan. 2013
Photographer: 13th Orange Media
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December 19 2012